green bottle fly

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An opportunistic insect pathogen, which causes a form of myasis—i.e., maggot infestation, pupating in open sores or purulent discharges

green bottle fly

An opportunistic insect pathogen, which causes a myasis/maggot infestation, pupating in open sores or purulent discharges

green bottle fly

see lucilia.
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Larvae were identified as the third instar of Lucilia sericata, the common green bottle fly.
We report a case of massive Lucilia sericata myiasis in the neck of a 57-year-old man with primary squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx that metastasized to the neck lymph nodes.
Human urogenital myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Markazi Province of Iran.
Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826) is a cosmopolitan greenbottle blowfly that originates from Europe and which is used in maggot debridement therapy (MDT)--the use of maggots to clean necrotic wounds on living human beings (Sherman et al.
1998, 2004), but were in larval diapause of Lucilia sericata Meigen (Calliphoridae) (Tachibana 2005) and adult diapause of Culexpipiens L.
In Britain the disease is primarily caused by Lucilia sp, mainly Lucilia sericata (the greenbottle fly) which are attracted by the odours released by moist skin associated with open wounds, excessive wetting, urine splashing and faecal soiling.
En bibliografia se han descrito tratamientos para la calcifilaxis como el uso de la camara hiperbarica (6) o la aplicacion de larvas esteriles de Lucilia sericata (LarvE [R]) (7).
Species, sub-species and hybrid populations of the blowflies Lucilia cuprina and Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
ZooBiotic's core competence is its knowledge of the species Lucilia sericata (the green bottle fly) and how it can be harnessed to treat wounds in humans and animals alike.
coeruleiviridis, the most common species found in baited beef liver traps and at pig carcasses in New Jersey are Lucilia sericata (Meigen) and Phormia regina (Meigen) (L.
The sheep blowfly Lucilia sericata has a long history in medicine and its maggots have been used in wound healing.
Various species of flies have been used for MDT, (1) the most commonly used being Lucilia sericata, a greenbottle blowfly (Figs 1 and 2).